Chopta Trek Complete Trekking Guide
Chopta has a countless collection of sceneries to mesmerize the tourists with enormous vegetation in spring and summer. During winter the view will please you with the thick blanket of snow which is a delightful aspect of the region. The best time for visiting is from April to November when one shall find mesmerizing views of the Himalayas. The Chanadrashila summit trek possesses a fascinating grace with the help of many deodar and rhododendron forests.
Altitude: 11,154 ft.
Distance: 5 Km.
Base Camp: Sari Village
Here is a complete guide for your trek:
During the Chopta trek, you can admire a precise view of the dramatic ridges of Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nilkanth, and Kedarnath. While trekking Tungnath you will come across pink, red and scarlet rhododendrons blooming in striking colours. The Chopta trek starts from the unsophisticated Sari village, where you will get a glance at the historical culture of the local folk. As you reach Deoria Tal you will be fascinated to watch the glittering and shining waters of the lake that look tempting, but the water is cold.
Move forward on the Chopta route that is drizzled with little monuments that stand out in the greenness by the red and yellow flags tied on them. When you will ultimately reach the Tungnath top, capture dramatic glimpses of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedarnath. As the trek is set through Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary you are bound to spot wilderness and a flock of Monals birds. The travel guide will take care of your security. And that is analyzed in the procedure of treks through the thoughtful and skilled crew and quality of equipment, hygiene, and concern for nature and the outdoors.
Day 1: Deoria Tal
- Cherish the serene views of a shimmering lake and encounter peaceful camping.
- The Alaknanda & Bhagirathi river will give you company throughout your journey, and you will arrive at Sari by evening.
- The first-day trekking in Chopta is effortless with several climbs and downfalls.
- A jagged route will indicate you to the end, from where the Chandrashila summit is noticeable.
- After this, you’ll see a sheer uphill bend on the ridgeback of the peak.
- Prepare yourself for a thrilling climb that will give you the first taste of the challenge, followed by attaining a resting halt built by the Forest Department.
- A great view of Chaukhamba massifs is discovered in the setting of the lake. It will be evening by the time you arrive at the spot.
Day 2: Chopta
- Today’s route is drenched with little temples that stand out in the greenery with the red and yellow flags tied to them.
- The climbing route provides a way to level land and some margin in the tough uphill trek. A stunning view of the Chandrashila awaits on the other side of the forest margin.
- Later, you will have to re-enter the wilderness distinguished by old oaks and maple beside the rhododendrons.
- Additionally, in Kedarnath Sanctuary, you can spot red foxes and other wildlife.
- After reaching Chopta have a delicious dinner by the bonfire, while you camp under the stars.
Day 3: Tungnath
- Beginning your day in the early morning will let you have a delightful sunrise experience from the top of Tungnath.
- There will also be other temples on your way, of which a specific temple with a flagpole is significant.
- This one comes after the 10th bend of the road and signifies the entrance of a stunning view of Chandrashila up ahead
- The 11th bend signifies the entrance to Tungnath above which the stunning Chandrashila peak towers.
- Significant mountains in this vista of beauty are Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandaghunti, Dronagiri, Chaukhamba, and Kedar.
- Begin descending towards Chopta, and have a delightful dinner as you depart for the night.
Day 4: Haridwar
- After having your breakfast and you’ll ride back from the Chopta to Haridwar.
- After a 7 hrs journey full of greenery of the highlands, you will reach Haridwar in the evening.
- And here the Chopta Trek ends.